Redak staff

Christmas Covid testing for UK students a ‘recipe for chaos’,

The government’s plan to test all students before they leave university was thrown into question on Sunday after the UK’s largest academic union raised “grave concerns” about the accuracy of the Covid-19 tests being used and warned that this week’s mass evacuation of students was a “recipe for chaos”.The University and College Union (UCU) also…Read More

New pupils barred from top UK Catholic school after abuse

The government has ordered one of England’s most prestigious Catholic boarding schools, Ampleforth college, to stop admitting new pupils as a result of “very serious” failings.Scandal has surrounded the private school in recent years and an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse published a highly critical report in August 2018 that said “appalling sexual abuse…Read More

The harbour town completely untouched by COVID finds itself in

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UK’s weekly infection rate drops by 25% as latest daily

Coronavirus infections across the UK appear to have dropped significantly, according to the government's daily data.In the last week there have been 121,306 cases of coronavirus recorded, a 25% drop on the week before, which saw 163,061 infections. The figures come as 17,555 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours along with 498 further…Read More

Gogglebox co-creator Tania Alexander quits show half-way through series

Gogglebox co-creator Tania Alexander has quit the Channel 4 show half-way through the current series, it has been revealed. Tania has left production company Studio Lambert to ‘pursue new challenges’. Studio Lambert deputy creative director Mike Cotton is now set to oversee the remainder of the current Gogglebox series, alongside show executive producer Leon Campbell. Confirming the…Read More

UK economy to shrink 11.3% this year

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Tables are ALREADY booked up at exclusive London restaurants for

Restaurants across London have been inundated with reservations as diners book up tables ahead of lockdown lifting next week. Seats at many top restaurants in exclusive eateries across the capital have already been snapped up during prime dinner slots, with booking site OpenTable and restaurants' online booking systems showing limited or no availability left. Some popular spots…Read More

China’s Xi Jinping congratulates Biden on election win

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to President-elect Biden on Wednesday to congratulate him on his election victory, according to the Xinhua state news agency.Why it matters: China's foreign ministry offered Biden a belated, and tentative, congratulations on Nov. 13, but Xi had not personally acknowledged Biden's win. The leaders of Brazil, Mexico and…Read More

Israeli military prepares for possibility Trump will strike Iran

The Israel Defense Forces have in current weeks been advised to get ready for the possibility that the U.S. will carry out a military strike versus Iran prior to President Trump leaves office, senior Israeli officials inform me. Why it matters: The Israeli government instructed the IDF to undertake the preparations not since of any…Read More